Firefighter Catches Baby Thrown from Burning Building Near Atlanta

Dramatic footage has emerged showing the moment a father throws their child from a burning apartment building in an attempt to save their life.

Footage released by the firefighters’ union in DeKalb County, outside Atlanta, Georgia, shows firefighter Captain Scott Stroup catching the child, who was thrown from the third floor.

Captain Stroup is seen carrying the child away from the burning building to safety, then collapsing to the ground.

The footage was captured on another firefighter’s helmet camera.

The fire took place in Decatur, Georgia at the Avondale Forest Apartments on January 3.

Twelve people suffered minor injuries in the blaze, which left dozens homeless.